avidity

  • 1 Avidity — A*vid i*ty, n. [L. aviditas, fr. avidus: cf. F. avidit[ e]. See {Avid}.] Greediness; strong appetite; eagerness; intenseness of desire; as, to eat with avidity. [1913 Webster] His books were received and read with avidity. Milward. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 avidity — (n.) mid 15c., eagerness, zeal, from O.Fr. avidite avidity, greed, from L. aviditatem (nom. aviditas) eagerness, avidity, noun of quality from avidus (see AVID (Cf. avid)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 avidity — index desire, greed, passion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 Avidity — In proteins, avidity is a term use to describe the combined strength of multiple bond interactions. Avidity is distinct from affinity, which is a term used to describe the strength of a single bond. As such, avidity is the combined synergistic… …

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  • 5 avidity — noun a) Greediness; strong appetite. to eat with avidity b) Eagerness; intenseness of desire Come, walk up, and purchase with avidity,Overcome your diffidence and natural timidity. Syn: eagerness …

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  • 6 avidity — The binding strength of an antibody for an antigen. [L. avidus, greedy, eager fr. aveo, to crave] * * * avid·i·ty (ə vidґĭ te) 1. the strength of an acid or a base. 2. the strength of binding between antibody and a complex antigen.… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 7 avidity — avid ► ADJECTIVE ▪ keenly interested or enthusiastic. DERIVATIVES avidity noun avidly adverb. ORIGIN Latin avidus, from avere crave …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 avidity — noun (plural ities) Date: 15th century 1. the quality or state of being avid: a. keen eagerness b. consuming greed 2. affinity 2b(2) …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 avidity — the frequency of fishing activity, e.g. the number of days on which fishing trips were made …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 10 avidity — Strength of binding, usually of a small molecule with multiple binding sites by a larger; particularly the binding of a complex antigen by an antibody. (Affinityrefers to simple receptor ligand systems.) …

    Dictionary of molecular biology

  • 11 avidity — /euh vid i tee/, n. 1. eagerness; greediness. 2. enthusiasm or dedication. [1400 50; late ME avidite < MF < L aviditas. See AVID, ITY] * * * …

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  • 12 avidity — Synonyms and related words: acquisitiveness, alacrity, animation, anxiety, anxiousness, appetite, avarice, avariciousness, avidness, breathless impatience, cheerful readiness, covetousness, cupidity, eagerness, elan, forwardness, frenzy of desire …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 avidity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. eagerness, longing, desire; keenness, alacrity; avarice, greed, voracity. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The quality or condition of being voracious: edacity, omnivorousness, rapaciousness,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 avidity — a·vid·i·ty || É™ vɪdÉ™tɪ n. eagerness, enthusiasm, desirousness …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 avidity — noun 1》 keen interest or enthusiasm. 2》 Biochemistry the overall strength of binding between an antibody and an antigen …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 avidity — n. 1. Eagerness, longing, yearning, intense desire. 2. Greediness, craving, voracity, voraciousness, rapacity, ravenousness, canine appetite …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 avidity — n 1. eagerness, earnestness, keenness, intentness, intensity, excitement; anxiousness, breath lessness, impatience, longing; enthusiasm, fervor, ardor, fervency, warmth, glow, fire; devotion, devotedness, zeal, feverishness, passion, fanaticism.… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 18 avidity — avid·i·ty …

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  • 19 avidity — /əˈvɪdəti/ (say uh viduhtee) noun eagerness; greediness …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 avidity — A measure of the binding strength of an antibody to its antigen …

    Glossary of Biotechnology